Dec 9, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo (9) on the sidelines during the fourth quarter against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Cowboys’ Tony Romo: ‘We’ve got to win out’


The Dallas Cowboys (7-6) received a thorough beat down at the hands of the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. That loss dropped them out of first place in the NFC East and has them a game behind the Philadelphia Eagles meaning they could miss out on the playoffs again. A wild card berth is probably out of reach. They’re currently in possession of two 9-4 teams, the Carolina Panthers and the San Francisco 49ers.

“We’ve got to win out,” quarterback Tony Romo told ESPNDallas.com. “That’s our approach. We need to do that. I think we have that mindset. I think we’ve had that. Really, a couple of weeks ago, we felt like we needed to win. We did that, so it’s going right back into it.”

His teammates agree with him.

“We’ve got to win them all at this point,” cornerback Orlando Scandrick said. “We can’t sit around and wait for Philadelphia to lose.”

“We just feel like we don’t want any margin of error,” defensive end DeMarcus Ware “We want to win out and control our own destiny. That’s just the bottom line.”

The Cowboys by winning their next two games would enter week 17 with a 9-6 record. Provided the Eagles win their next two games, they’d enter week 17 with a 10-5 record. The two teams play on week 17 and if the Cowboys win, they’d get the nod having swept the season series.

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  • SmartThinking

    How many more of these kinds of games are we as fans expected to endure before someone says, ‘Enough.’

    The Cowboys last night looked like boys playing with men.

    Call it poor coaching. Call it being outplayed. Call it bad player performances. Call it the Cowboys laying down. What I saw last night was a team who were thoroughly mentally beaten. I saw an inept head coach and assistant coaches without the answers.

    Worst of all, I saw players quit.

    It’s been coming for years now. This team, these coaches, these players cannot compete with even the middle level of the NFL teams.

    Since he’s taken credit for the successes, Jones needs to step up and take responsibility for the mess this team has become. He should hire a GM immediately and begin a complete player by player, coach by coach assessment of this team at every level.

    As fans, we’ve endured enough of Jones’ mismanagement. As fans, we entrusted our football team to his care and he’s failed by every measure, including his own.

    The Dallas Cowboys football team deserves better than this owner. We, as fans, do too!

    • Old Frog

      The only chance you have of Jones hiring a GM is if all the fans get together and boycot the games and Cowboys merchandise which, of course, is never going to happen. Even then I wonder if he wouldn’t stick around and keep trying to do it his way just to prove everybody was wrong about him and his way doing things…